Nurses show men how to raft race
Nautical Nurses put men to shame in the raft race at the annual Folkestone Harbour Festival.
The girls from the William Harvey Hospital romped home in third place, beating many menonly teams.
“They were fantastic,” said race organiser Richard Baughan. “They left a load of the men standing. At one stage we thought they would win.”
The race on Saturday was part of a weekend which also saw powerboat and Thundercat races, live music, food stalls and a bikers get-together.
Festival organiser Mike Edson said between 3,000 and 4,000 people attended during the two days. “It went really well,” he said. “The Thundercats were amazing as always and the powerboats were good but could not race on Sunday because of the weather.”
Money raised from the festival goes to the RNLI and the Folkestone rescue boat.
Seventeen bands played and there were fireworks on Saturday night.
Nine rafts took part in the race which was won by Pirates of the Curry-bean with The Mariner pub second.
Nautical nurses in action